George Will pipes up about the dangers of white guilt. What is this, the new War on Christmas?
I was born an American of Pasty Complexion, of Christian religion and of middle class means. I can tell you as God's honest truth right now, that the most guilt that was ever shoveled onto my shoulders was heaved up there by other Americans of Pasty Complexion. This guilt had not a thing to do with Americans of Various Other Complexions. This guilt had far more to do with the money, time and effort spent by other people (of Pasty Complexion) on things for me that I neither asked for nor needed.
From what I have grown to learn, this guilt is a widespread phenomena that generally follows generational lines or cuts across gender gaps. I think many people may quietly agree with me, but may not actually say anything for fear of reprisal (again, from other Americans of Pasty Complexion). I know I'm skatin' on thin ice just by bringin' it up.
Of all the Americans of Various Other Complexions I have known, none have ever tried to make me feel guilty for some percieved injustice. None of those folks have ever expected me to do something for them because of skin color. None of them seemed to be waiting around for the white man to come pick them up to prosperity. Not a one.
As a matter of fact, in the world of those Americans of Various Other Complexions, there seems to be a great deal of poking fun at the Pasty Complexioned Ones who do feel guilty based on skin color. (Please see also: Chappelle Show).
Come to think of it, if I didn't hear about white guilt stuff from other white people, I wouldn't know what white guilt was. To George Will I say: put down the sociology books, just for a little while, and turn on The Original Kings of Comedy.